» Discuss: contemporary culture + ideas for participation (looking toward group emblem composition)
» Weekly Blog Post: example of network/participatory culture (to analyze for Exercise 3)
Embed media in entry + label genre of participatory culture (this all that is required)
Classmate comment: communication mode or logic of media (image, GIF, video, etc) posted?
(digital rhetoric observed: “language” or vernacular of the memesphere?)
— optional / e.c.: discuss in terms of “public pedagogy” (Portman-Daley + Lessig readings)
Preparation: review/compile notes on recent readings (use 3 in Exercise); choose representative example to analyze (posted Wed. or update)
Optional — read for e.c. blog entry: Papagiannis: “Working towards Defining an Aesthetics of Augmented Reality” Convergence 2014 (PDF in D2L) or Gurevitch: “Google Warming: Google Earth as Eco-Machinima” Convergence2014 (PDF in D2L)
Discuss (optional entry): new technologies & emerging platforms; potential for (increased) network engagement?
Focus/discuss: “network activism” (famous examples) vs. “online consultancy” (EmerAgency)
» Blog entry: discuss recent approach to your group posting
— considering “rhetorical velocity”? “occupy/saturation” approach? contrast with case study or hacktivists?
→ discuss explicitly your new understanding of networks (2 recent readings) and consulting role
for classmate reply, read + comment upon group member’s entry regarding latest efforts + topics
“Tactical Media is situational, ephemeral, and self-terminating. It encourages the use of any media that will engage a particular socio-political context in order to create molecular interventions and semiotic shocks that collectively could diminish the rising intensity of authoritarian culture.“
— Critical Art Ensemble